The Wales vs France live stream could see the French move a step closer to what increasingly looks like being a famous Six Nations grand slam.
The Wales vs France live stream takes place today (Friday, March 11).
► Time 8 p.m. GMT / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
• U.K. — Watch FOR FREE on BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab)
• U.S. — Watch on Peacock (opens in new tab) (requires Premium or Premium Plus subscription)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)
Les Blues have already beaten Italy, Ireland and Scotland and have every reason to think they're finally going to win the Six Nations for the first time since 2010.
They were far too strong for the Scots last time out, scoring six tries as they triumphed by 17-36. Wales should represent a tougher test, but the smart money here is on a fourth victory and a potential title decider against England next weekend — depending on how the English get on against Ireland on Sunday, of course.
There were doubts in the week about whether scrum half, captain and all-round superstar Antoine Dupont would be fit, but he's recovered from an arm injury and will start. In their one change, winger Gabin Villiere replaces Damian Penaud, who has tested positive for Covid.
Wales currently sit in fifth place in the table after a disappointing campaign that's been badly hit by injuries. They were also unlucky against England, losing 23-19 in a tight game, and things might have been different if some of their many missing Lions had been present.
They'll be without most of those stars again here, but they do at least have Josh Navidi back after five months out with a shoulder problem. They also bring in Gareth Thomas (for Wyn Jones) at loose-head prop and Jonathan Davies at centre in place of Nick Tompkins, while Seb Davies starts at flanker.
Here's how they line up:
Wales: Liam Williams, Alex Cuthbert, Owen Watkin, Jonathan Davies, Josh Adams, Dan Biggar (c), Tomos Williams; Gareth Thomas, Ryan Elias, Tomas Francis, Will Rowlands, Adam Beard, Seb Davies, Josh Navidi, Taulupe Faletau
Replacements: Dewi Lake, Wyn Jones, Dillon Lewis, Ross Moriarty, Jac Morgan, Kieran Hardy, Gareth Anscombe, Louis Rees-Zammit
France: Melvyn Jaminet, Yoram Moefana, Gael Fickou, Jonathan Danty, Gabin Villiere, Romain Ntamack, Antoine Dupont (c); Cyril Baille, Julien Marchand, Uini Atonio, Cameron Woki, Paul Willemse, Francois Cros, Gregory Alldritt, Anthony Jelonch
Replacements: Peato Mauvaka, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Mohamed Haouas, Thibaud Flament, Dylan Cretin, Maxime Lucu, Thomas Ramos, Matthis Lebel
Will Les Blues take another step towards a grand slam? Find out with the Wales vs France live stream.
And don't forget to also turn in to the Italy vs Scotland live stream and the England vs Ireland live stream for more Six Nations rugby this weekend. Or, if you prefer a different shaped ball, we can tell you how to watch the Premier League week 29 fixtures.
Six Nations live streams
How to watch the Wales vs France live stream for free in the UK
The entire Six Nations rugby will be shown on free-to-air TV in the U.K. — and that's great news wherever you are.
The games are being split between BBC and ITV, but in the case of the Wales vs France live stream you'll find it on BBC, or BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) online, with kick off set for 8 p.m. GMT.
If, however, you're a Brit with a valid TV licence who isn't in the U.K. right now, you can still watch services from your home country. All you'll need is one of the best VPN services, like ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). Read on and we'll explain…
How to watch the Wales vs France live stream in the Six Nations wherever you are
The Wales vs France live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?
The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.
Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.
Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is our favorite.
2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to BBC iPlayer or another service and watch the game.
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How to watch the Wales vs France live stream in the US
Rugby fans in the U.S. can watch the Wales vs France live stream on Peacock (opens in new tab), NBC's streaming service. To tune in, you'll need to be signed up for either a Premium subscription ($4.99/month) or Premium Plus ($9.99/month, which also gets rid of ads.
The game starts at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT.
If you're outside of the U.S. but still have the right Peacock subscription, you can watch the Wales vs France live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
In addition to showing the Six Nations rugby and selected Premier League 21/22 live streams, Peacock (opens in new tab) also has huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like 30 Rock, The Voice, Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.
How to watch the Wales vs France live stream in Canada
Canadian rugby union fans can watch the Wales vs France live stream on DAZN (opens in new tab).
Sadly, DAZN no longer offers new customers a 30-day free-trial period, so you'll have to pay the $20 CAD per month fee, although you can save a little by buying annually ($150 CAD). DAZN, if you're unfamiliar, has apps on every single streaming platform there is.
Canadians stuck abroad that still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN to trick their streaming device into thinking it's back in the great white north.
How to watch the Wales vs France live stream in Australia
Those lucky Aussies can watch the Wales vs France live stream on Stan Sport (opens in new tab) and enjoy all the Six Nations action from the other side of the globe.
Stan can be accessed via a wide variety of devices including many smart TVs, iOS and Android phones, Chromecast, Apple TV and more — plus it costs a very reasonable $20 AUD per month ($10 for a standard subscription and $10 for the Sport add-on). A 7-day FREE trial (opens in new tab) gives you a taste of the platform — and the good news is that the free trial also includes the Sport add-on.
As well as the Six Nations rugby, Stan also has Champions League 21/22 live streams and Europa League coverage plus tennis action from Wimbledon and Roland-Garros and lots more.
Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on your Stan account, as if you were back home.
How to watch the Wales vs France live stream in New Zealand
New Zealanders can watch the Wales vs France live stream on Sky Sport (opens in new tab). This costs $57.98 NZD per month, or $31.99/month extra if you already have Sky but not Sport. Plus there's currently an offer which gives you your first month free when you sign up for a year.
Alternatively, you could go for the Sky Sport Now service (opens in new tab), which gives you just the Sport channels but for a reduced cost of $19.99/week / $39.99/month or $399/year.
Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow the game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
Six Nations table
Six Nations fixtures
Friday, March 11
- Wales vs France (8 p.m. GMT)
Saturday, March 12
- Italy vs Scotland (2.15 p.m. GMT)
- England vs Ireland (4.45 p.m. GMT)
Saturday, March 19
- Wales vs Italy (2.15 p.m. GMT)
- Ireland vs Scotland (4.45 p.m. GMT)
- France vs England (8 p.m GMT)